Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani awarded Ashok Chakra

  • Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani has been posthumously awarded ‘Ashok Chakra’ for his role in a counter-insurgency operation in Jammu-Kashmir in 2018.
  • ‘Ashok Chakra’ is India’s highest peace time gallantry award
  • Nazir Ahmad is Kashmir’s first Ashok Chakra awardee. He was also awarded Sena Medal for gallantry twice in 2007 and 2018 for his acts of valour.
  •   On November 25, 2018 Lance Naik Wani  eliminated the district commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and one foreign terrorist in an act of raw courage. In the ensuing gunfight he was hit multiple times including his head. He also injured another terrorist before succumbing to his grievous injuries.
  • Mr. Wani has joined the Army’s 162 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) in Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry in 2004.   

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